Wednesday, May 23, 2018

How Much Longer, Lord??

Have you ever felt like this baby bird? You open your mouth wide, cry out to God and you wait, and wait and wait for His answer?

Like David says in Psalm 13:

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?

How do you cope while you are waiting on God to answer??

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A Hole or a Window? A Perspective on Loss

I never thought making a PB & J sandwich would turn out to be a spiritual experience. My young niece had slathered the peanut butter and jelly on the first slice of bread. When we pulled out the second slice and laid it on top of the first a look of extreme distress contorted her face.

“It has a hole in it!” she cried. A one-inch gaping hole turned her delicious lunch into a disaster. It was not what she expected.

"That's not a hole, that's a window," I exclaimed enthusiastically. "Look. You can see right into your sandwich. Isn't that amazing?" I peered intently into the 'window' and she followed suit. Her mealtime disaster suddenly transformed into a fascinating and very special sandwich.

So what 'holes' are threatening to steal your joy today? Are you staring at a hole in your life and wondering how to fix it?